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Athens wildfire

Athens wildfire
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Copyright: Jordan Kevrekidis (Kevrekidis) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 21] (138)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-17
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-17 8:01
Viewed: 1894
Points: 2
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Saturday July 17, 2010
Erickson Aircrane S-64E (Sikorsky Skycrane) helicopter at a fire fighting operation over the suburbs of Athens, today.

At least two blazes were raging separately out of control to the north and southeast of Athens, sending thick clouds of smoke over the capital, fire brigade officials said.
The first serious wildfires to occur near the city this summer, the flames are eating into forestland left unharmed by a major blaze last year, which destroyed scores of homes and thousands of acres of vegetation.
Local authorities have ordered the evacuation of a nunnery near Marathon and a children's camp at Lavrio. Several citizens were fleeing their homes to avoid the smoke, while others stay behind to protect their property using water hoses and tree branches, a police source said. More than 100 fire fighters, 27 engines, eight airplanes and four helicopters were battling to put out the flames, which were being fanned by strong winds.

Kevrekidis Photography at deviantART

2010 Jordan Kevrekidis

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  • Hudda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 17 N: 59] (296)
  • [2010-07-17 8:32]

Intresting POV!
awww :( thts sad
fire is a very hard to put out once the flames start to uproar
if we look deeply down in our daily lives even when we start an argument if it ends with bad notes and more fuel=bad words are spoken it becomes a deadly blazing fire .....one must always b careful in speaking during an argument this type of fire also destroys our homes

i like it alot

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